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Nine people involved in Interstate 35 crash

Four people were hurt in a wreck Sunday on an Interstate 35 frontage road, including two children who at first were though to be critically injured.  Authorities said te accident on the northbound frontage road near East 11th Street involved a minivan and a truck.

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Another Death on 71

Sadly, another youth was killed on Sunday on Texas 71 near Bee Creek Road in western Travis County where 10 people have died since October, 2006.  The wreck occurred about half a mile west of the spot where three teenagers were killed in a head-on collision February 16th. James McDouglad, 50, lost control of his…

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U.S. Crashes Cost $164.2 Billion Yearly

Traffic crashes cost America motorists $164.2 billion a year, or about $1,051 per person, according to a AAA research report.  That’s more than double the $67.6 billion in annual costs from congestion, or about $430 per person. To calculate the crash costs, researchers took into account factors such as property damage, lost earnings, medical costs,…

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Gap Trap

I have some clients who recently fell into a hole in their GAP Policy. Here’s what happened: They bought a new car in October, 2007 and purchased a GAP policy with it. The policy is, of course, designed to cover any gap between what they owe on the car and the replacement value of the…

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Austin Man Killed in Wreck

A man died Monday afternoon in Williamson County after a vehicle crossed into incoming traffic and collided with a pickup in which he was riding, a Texas Department of Public Safety official said. Eric Aguillar, 42, of Austin, a passenger in Raymond Dale Griffith’s pickup died at the scene when Douglas Fabian Tarrance, 20, of…

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Man dies after hit-and-run

Austin police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle after he got out of his car to inspect damage from a wreck Friday night. Just after 10 p.m., Jose Angel Fuentes-Reyes, 28, was stopped at a traffic light at Manor Road and Airport Boulevard when his pickup was rear-ended…

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Study: Truckers' disabilities turn deadly on roads

Scary.  Very Scary. Tractor trailer and bus drivers in the United States have suffered seizures, hear attacks or unconscious spells behind the wheel that led to deadly crashes on highways.  Hundreds of thousands of drivers carry commercial licenses even though they also qualify for full federal disability payments, according to a new U.S. safety study….

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Driver sought in Round Rock fatal hit-and-run

Round Rock police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car that hit and fatally wounded a motorcyclist last week. The wreck occurred on September 25 at about 9:45 p.m. when the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala failed to yield the right of way while turning left in the…

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Something to Think About

Here is a reprint of a Dear Abby column: Recently, a man ran a stop sign, rammed my car and left me with a broken back.  From that I learned what a dim view insurance companies have of homemakers.  When asked if I was losing time at work, I answered with an honest “yes.”  Then…

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New Software Helps Reduce Car Crashes

Several states, including California and New York, have introduced laws against talking on a cell phone while driving, but they still allow the use of hands-free devices, such as Bluetooth headsets.  However, studies have shown that hands-free devices may not help.  It appears that it is the distraction of dialing or talking that is dangerous,…

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